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NYPA Hosts Annual Summer Spectacular on July 19

Contact:
Karen White
(315) 764-0226 Ext. 302
Karen.White@nypa.gov

July 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) celebrates the season with its annual Summer Spectacular Saturday on July 19 at the Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch.

Free fun for the entire family kicks off at 10 a.m. with crafts projects for kids, wagon rides, bounce houses, an ice cream social and fishing at the center’s handicapped-accessible fishing pier.

Young anglers can also pre-register to join Captain Ed Reyes from “Let’s Go Fishing on the St. Lawrence,” by calling 315-764-0226, extension 302. Call early, as space is limited.

Also on tap are interesting programs throughout the day from the North Country Children’s Museum and the Robert Moses Nature Center.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. guests will be treated to free ice cream novelties while enjoying panoramic views of NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.

Events wrap up at 4 p.m.

Guests are also invited to tour NYPA’s admission-free visitors center, with a wide range of interactive exhibits on electricity and NYPA’s very first hydroelectric power facility. The visitors center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 315-764-0226, extension 302, or visit online at www.nypa.gov.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.